HobbitWatch – Report #3: Will Del Toro Direct “The Hobbit”?

Entertainment Weekly asks Guillermo Del Toro if he’s been asked to direct The Hobbit.

I’ve heard some rumblings, but nothing official. … I tried my best to read Lord of the Rings, the trilogy. I could not. I could not. They were very dense. And then one day, I bought The Hobbit. I read it and I loved it. So it would be a privilege.

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Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.

  • petertchattaway

    Leaving aside the question of whether Del Toro has the right style for this project, how could a guy who likes The Hobbit but couldn’t even read The Lord of the Rings direct the “bridge” film (i.e. the second part of the two-part [i]Hobbit[/i] deal) which would require knowledge of some of the even more obscure aspects of Tolkien lore?

  • http://thomwade.wordpress.com/ thomwade

    This would be my vote for best choice. Him or Chris Columbus.

    (Okay, I kid about Columbus)

  • http://teleguy2.wordpress.com/ teleguy2